Promise, Mission and Values


To cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improve the lives of children and adults affected by these chronic diseases.


Crohn’s and Colitis Canada will raise funds to:

  • Invest in Crohn’s and colitis research to foster advances in prevention, treatments, cures and health policy
  • Educate patients, families, industry and governments about Crohn’s and colitis, and improve the quality of life of those affected by these chronic diseases
  • Increase public awareness of these chronic diseases and our organization
  • Advocate to governments and stakeholders on behalf of those affected by Crohn’s and colitis

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To deliver on our Promise, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada will:

  • Commit the largest portion of investment to research
  • Innovate to advance Crohn’s and colitis research, education and awareness
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to achieve our objectives
  • Expand our reach and impact through partnerships
  • Attract and retain the best staff and volunteers
  • Be accountable to our donors
  • Foster a culture of respect and diversity 

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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